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A black athlete with ECG anomalies

Dr Michael Papadakis, Sports Cardiology Quiz Section Editor

Sports Cardiology

 

The case

Description

  • A 28-year-old male footballer of African descent was referred to the Sports cardiology outpatient clinic for further evaluation following concerns over his 12-lead ECG that was performed as part of a screening session.
  • He had played professional football for 11 years 
  • Exercising 14 hours per week.
  • Asymptomatic with no significant family history of cardiac disease or sudden death. 

 

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References

Notes to editor

Dr Aneil Malhotra, Cardiology research fellow
Dr Michael Papadakis, Lecturer in Cardiology, St George’s University of London
Prof Sanjay Sharma, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St George’s University of London